China leader Xi Jinping first to greet President Duterte on his birthday, more wishes from gov't officials

Photo file / President Duterte shaking hands with China's Xi Jinping

President Rodrigo Duterte started receiving well wishes on the eve of his 73rd birthday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping was the first to send warm greetings and  sincere congratulations to President Duterte among the world leaders on his special day.

In his congratulatory letter, President Xi noted the “turnaround” of the China and Philippines relationship are “being further consolidated and deepened.”

“Our bilateral relations have enjoyed ongoing betterment and improvement and reaped productive outcomes, which brought tangible benefits to our two peoples and promoted peace and stability of the region,” President Xi said.

He also mentioned that his meeting with President Duterte on “quite a few occasions”  have reached important consensus to deepen China-Philippine  relationship and “deepening practical cooperation, and set the course for the future growth of our bilateral relations.”

“I attach great significance to the growth of China-Philippines relations, and stand ready to work with you to carry forward sustained and in-depth growth of China-Philippines relations and bring about more benefits to our countries and peoples,” Xi said.

Meanwhile, SAP Go, wishes President Duterte to have “long and healthy life” to further serve the nation, and to have more years to spend with his family and loved ones.

“To my adviser, my mentor, and my boss, isang maligayang kaarawan po sainyo!” Go said.

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar also expressed his sincere greetings to the president, wishing him more blessings.

“A grateful people celebrate his seventy-third year and pray that he be blessed for more,” Andanar said in a statement titled “Blessed be the man.” Andanar said.

“We pray that our president be blessed with more years, strong health and the wisdom of fine age,” he added.

Andanar lauded the president for his non-stop efforts to fight illegal drugs, corruption, and crime in the country.

“Our Mayor-President,Rodrigo RoaDuterte, has set himself to be the man for people, before whom his oath was pledged, and to whom he vowed to make peace the bedrock platform for the country’s progress. His words arise from the jugular: passionate, intense, committed, and focused. But first, he declares that a war must be waged, against the evils of dangerous drugs, corrupt practices, terrorism in all its forms, and the plague of abuse from the profligate rich. And the people rally to his battle cry,” he said.

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